Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies


Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
Introduction | A1 | A2-B1 | B2 | B3 | B4 | B5-C1 | C2 | C3 | C4-D1 | D2 | D3
D4-F1 | F2 | F3-G1 | G2 | G3-H1 | H2 | H3 | H4-J1 | J2-K1
K2-L1 | L2 | L3-M1 | M2 | M3 | M4 | N | O-P1 | P2 | P3-R1 | R2
R3 | R4-S1 | S2 | S3 | S4-T1 | T2 | U-W1 | W2 | W3-Z



Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

#15 star
Gene Kelly
(1912-1996)
Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain (1952) Harry Palmer in For Me and My Gal (1942)
Danny McGuire in Cover Girl (1944)
Joseph Brady in Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Serafin in The Pirate (1948)
D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Gabey in On The Town (1949)
Joe D. Ross in Summer Stock (1950)
Jerry Mulligan in An American in Paris (1951)
Tommy Albright in Brigadoon (1954)
Ted Riley in It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
E. K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind (1960)

#13 star
Grace Kelly
(1929-1982)
Lisa Fremont in Rear Window (1954) Amy Kane in High Noon (1952)
Linda Nordley in Mogambo (1953)
Nancy Brubaker in The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1954)
Georgie Elgin in The Country Girl (1954)
Margot Wendice in Dial M For Murder (1954)
Frances Stevens in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Tracy Lord in High Society (1956)
Princess Alexandra in The Swan (1956)

Deborah Kerr
(1921-2007)
Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956)
and
Karen Holmes in From Here to Eternity (1953)

Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Johnny Cannon in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Sister Clodagh in Black Narcissus (1947)
Kay Dorrance in The Hucksters (1947)
Evelyn Boult in Edward, My Son (1949)
Elizabeth Curtis in King Solomon's Mines (1950)
Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember (1957)
Sister Angela in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Sibyl Railton-Bell in Separate Tables (1958)
Ida Carmody in The Sundowners (1960)
Miss Giddens in The Innocents (1961)
Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana (1964)


Nicole Kidman
(1964- )
Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Rae Ingram in Dead Calm (1989)
Dr. Claire Lewicki in Days of Thunder (1990)
Nicola Radcliffe in Flirting (1991)
Shannon Christie in Far and Away (1992)
Tracy Kennsinger in Malice (1993)
Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995)
Suzanne Stone Maretto in To Die For (1995)
Isabel Archer in The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Dr. Julia Kelly in The Peacemaker (1997)
Gillian "Gilly-Bean" Owens in Practical Magic (1998)
Alice Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Grace Stewart in The Others (2001)
Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002)
Ada Monroe in Cold Mountain (2003)

Grace Margaret Mulligan in Dogville (2003)
Faunia Farley in The Human Stain (2003)
Anna in Birth (2004)
Joanna Eberhart in The Stepford Wives (2004)
Isabel Bigelow / Samantha in Bewitched (2005)
Silvia Broome in The Interpreter (2005)

Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Mrs. Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007)
Carol Bennell in The Invasion (2007)

Margot in Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Lady Sarah Ashley in Australia (2008)
Claudia in Nine (2009)
Becca in Rabbit Hole (2010)
Sarah Miller in Trespass (2011)
Devlin Adams in Just Go With It (2011)


Kevin Kline
(1947- )
Otto West in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Nathan Landau in Sophie's Choice (1982)
Harold in The Big Chill (1983)
Paden in Silverado (1985)
Donald Woods in Cry Freedom (1987)
Jeffrey Anderson in Soapdish (1991)
Douglas Fairbanks in Chaplin (1992)
Dave Kovic/Bill Mitchell in Dave (1993)
Luc Tessyier in French Kiss (1995)
Ben Hood in The Ice Storm (1997)
Howard Brackett in In & Out (1997)
Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Artemus Gordon / President Grant in Wild Wild West (1999)
George in Life as a House (2001)

Keira Knightley
(1985- )

Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates films
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith in The Hole (2001)
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton in Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Juliet in Love Actually (2003)
Guinevere in King Arthur (2004)
Domino Harvey in Domino (2005)
Jackie Price in The Jacket (2005)
Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Cecilia Tannis in Atonement (2007)
Helene Joncour in Silk (2007)
Georgiana in The Duchess (2008)
Sabina Spielrein in A Dangerous Method (2011)
Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (2012)

Alan Ladd
(1913-1964)
Shane in Shane (1953) Philip Raven in This Gun for Hire (1942)
Ed Beaumont in The Glass Key (1942)
Johnny Morrison in The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Nevada Smith in The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Bert Lahr
(1895-1967)
Zeke/The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Prof. Spats in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

Veronica Lake
(1919-1973)
Ellen Graham in This Gun For Hire (1942) The Girl in Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Janet Henry in The Glass Key (1942)
Jennifer in I Married a Witch (1942)
Lieut. Olivia D'Arcy in So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
Sally Martin in Hold That Blonde (1945)
Joyce Harwood in The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Dolores Greaves in Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

Hedy Lamarr
(1913-2000)
Eva in Ecstasy (1933)
and
Tondelayo in White Cargo (1942)
Gaby in Algiers (1938)
Karen Vanmeer in Boom Town (1940)
Dolores "Sweets" Ramirez in Tortilla Flat (1942)
Delilah in Samson and Delilah (1949)
Marianne Lorress in Lady Without a Passport (1950)
Lily Dalbray in My Favorite Spy (1951)

Dorothy Lamour
(1914-1996)
The "Road" films
(see also Bob Hope/Bing Crosby)
Marama in The Hurricane (1937)
Carlotta Montay in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Phyllis in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Miss Lafleur in Donovan's Reef (1963)

#19 star
Burt Lancaster
(1913-1994)
Sgt. Milton Warden in From Here to Eternity (1953)
and
Elmer Gantry in Elmer Gantry (1960)
Ole Andersen/Pete Lunn/the 'Swede' in The Killers (1946)
Steve Thompson in Criss Cross (1949)
Dardo in The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe - All American (1951)
Doc Delaney in Come Back Little Sheba (1952)
Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Bill Starbuck in The Rainmaker (1956)
Wyatt Earp in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
J. J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Ernst Janning in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Robert Stroud in Bird Man of Alcatraz (1962)
Prince Fabrizio Salina in The Leopard (1963)
Gen. James Mattoon Scott in Seven Days in May (1964)
Labiche in The Train (1964)
Bill Dolworth in The Professionals (1966)
Ned in The Swimmer (1968)
Lou in Atlantic City (1980)
Felix Happer in Local Hero (1983)
Dr. Graham in Field of Dreams (1989)

Elsa Lanchester
(1902-1986)
The Bride/Mary Shelley in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Amelia Potts in Come to the Stable (1949)
Miss Plimsoll in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Katie Nanna in Mary Poppins (1964)
Jessica Marbles in Murder by Death (1976)

Carole Landis
(1919-1948)
Loana in One Million B.C. (1940) Sally Willows in Turnabout (1940)
Ann Carrington in Topper Returns (1941)
Vicky Lynn in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Barbara Latimer in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Natalie in Orchestra Wives (1942)
Mae Collins in My Gal Sal (1942)

Diane Lane
(1965- )
Connie Sumner in Unfaithful (2002)

Lauren King in A Little Romance (1978)
Sherri 'Cherry' Valance in The Outsiders (1983)
Patty in Rumble Fish (1983)
Vera Cicero in The Cotton Club (1984)
Ellen Aim in Streets of Fire (1984)
Lorry Dane in The Big Town (1987)
Katya Yarno in Lady Beware (1987)
Paulette Goddard in Chaplin (1992)
Pearl Kantrowitz in A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Ellen Morris in My Dog Skip (2000)
Christina 'Chris' Cotter in The Perfect Storm (2000)
Elizabeth Wilkes in Hard Ball (2001)
Frances in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Sarah Nolan in Must Love Dogs (2005)
Toni Mannix in Hollywoodland (2006)
Adrienne Willis in Nights in Rodanthe (2008)


Priscilla Lane
(1917-1995)
Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Ann Lemp in Four Daughters (1938)
Ann Lemp Dietz in Four Wives (1939)
Mabel Alden in Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Jean Sherman in The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Ginger "Character" Powell in Blues in the Night (1941)
Patricia Martin in Saboteur (1942)

Harry Langdon
(1884-1944)
Paul Bergot in The Strong Man (1926) Harry in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Harry Shelby in Long Pants (1927)
Egghead in Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)
Prof. McCrackle in Zenobia (1939)

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